Ch 24: Professional Foundations: Learning Strategies

About This Chapter

Use these video lessons to learn the role of a school psychologist. Discover how educational psychology can be used in the classroom, look at and the history of school psychology. Get information on professional growth in this field.

Professional Foundations: Learning Strategies--Chapter Summary

The lessons and quizzes in this chapter can help you understand how educational psychology works in a school setting, with information on what a school psychologist does, the role of a supervisor and the significance of lifelong learning and professional growth. One lesson looks at a few of the issues that those in this profession deal with, such as poverty.

You'll also get an overview of ways to apply school psychology in the classroom. These lessons will prepare you to:

  • Describe why advocating for families and children is important work
  • Understand how psychology can be used in the classroom
  • Explain the history of psychology in education
  • Discuss professional growth opportunities for those in the field
  • Look at the value of supervision and mentoring for school psychologists

Our instructors have designed lessons and quizzes that make learning fun, while providing the information you need. Each lesson is accompanied by a written transcript, some with links to text lessons that provide supplemental information. If you need additional help mastering these concepts, the instructor is available to answer questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 24: Professional Foundations: Learning Strategies
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The Importance of Advocating for Children & Families

1. The Importance of Advocating for Children & Families

In the bureaucratized education system we work in today, it is often possible for students' needs to be ignored. In this lesson, we'll discuss the importance of advocating for students and their families.

Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

2. Educational Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Classroom

What is educational psychology? Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular area of study and application.

The History of School Psychology

3. The History of School Psychology

School psychology is a relatively new and fascinating field of practice designed to help support the needs of students. This lesson will explore the history of school psychology and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

The Importance of Lifelong Learning & Professional Growth in Psychology

4. The Importance of Lifelong Learning & Professional Growth in Psychology

This lesson will discuss the importance of lifelong learning and professional growth for the school psychologist as well as reasons why lifelong learning is important and suggestions for fostering professional growth.

Supervision & Mentoring in School Psychology

5. Supervision & Mentoring in School Psychology

This lesson defines 'supervision' and 'mentoring', and their importance as they relate to a person beginning his or her career as a school psychologist. We will learn the difference between these two necessary training components, and also how they complement each other.

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Practice Final Exam
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